Charity discovers fraudulent credit card charges at Summerfield Wal-Mart

A 73-year-old woman representing an Ocala-based charity called a Marion County sheriff’s deputy for help Monday after discovering fraudulent charges on the agency’s credit card.

The woman, an employee of the Helping Hands Foundation, said she noticed an issue when she was balancing the non-profit’s credit card statement. She said two of the charges made at the Summerfield Wal-Mart, located at 17861 S U.S. Hwy. 441, appeared to be fraudulent.

The woman said one of the purchases was made on Dec. 12 at 3:07 p.m. And the sheriff’s office’s report noted that the charges were for $300 or more.

The woman also reported that the card is in the agency’s possession now but had been missing for a period around the same time the fraudulent purchases were made. The woman couldn’t give the deputy exact dates the credit card was missing, the report says.